"Cop" is a shortened version of the word "copper." This slang term for police officers is derived from the verb use of "cop," meaning to take, steal or arrest. More »

Use of the term "cop" to refer to a police officer came about because a "copper" is someone who captures or seizes something in English slang. The word "cop" came to mean apprehension in the mid-19th century, and since p... More »

The police term "APB" stands for "all-points bulletin." It is an alert from one police station to all others in the area with instructions about arresting a suspect or suspects. More »

Police departments in several states, including Arizona, California, Ohio and Washington, have Shop With a Cop programs, according to POSA Outreach, Fremont Police Department, Ohio.com and the United Way of Lewis County,... More »

As of 2015, a printable PDF version of form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, is available on the IRS website, at IRS.gov. Users select the Forms and Pubs menu option from the homepage and are redirected to a... More »

www.reference.com Government & Politics Law Enforcement

To become a police officer in the United States, you must obtain the required education, submit an application with the desired agency and complete police academy training. Additional requirements include U.S. citizenshi... More »

www.reference.com Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

Requirements to become a cop, or police officer, vary by law enforcement agency; however, candidates need some level of education, certain personal qualities and successful completion of a training academy program. At a ... More »

www.reference.com Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations